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Swindridgemuir

A Category A Listed Building in Dalry and West Kilbride, North Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7128 / 55°42'46"N

Longitude: -4.6764 / 4°40'35"W

OS Eastings: 231958

OS Northings: 649842

OS Grid: NS319498

Mapcode National: GBR 37.F5Z9

Mapcode Global: WH2NJ.4NDV

Entry Name: Swindridgemuir

Listing Date: 14 April 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331771

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1254

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dalry (N Ayrshire)

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Dalry and West Kilbride

Parish: Dalry (N Ayrshire)

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Probably David Hamilton, architect. Circa 1815. 2 storeys
over basement, with attic, 3-bay classical house. Droved
ashlar with polished margins and channelled basement.
Giant clasping pilasters at all angles. Central door in
shallow advanced bay approached by broad splayed flight of
steps with delicate cast-iron railing. 2 pairs of Ionic
columns support entablature. Cill course to ground floor.
All windows with moulded architrves and rosettes, ground
floor windows corniced. 12-pane sashes throughout. Mutule
cornice with blocking course, raised over central bay and
end pilasters. 2 small later dormers. Boldly grouped
central stacks, piended slate roof.
Interior: Entrance hall with good plaster cornice and
enriched ceiling, Roman Doric screen between hall and
stair compartment. Simply detailed cast-iron balusters to
stair, oval cupola above with Vitruvian Scroll decoration
at its base. Characteristic period detail to reeded
architrves. Some original chimneypieces.

Statement of Interest

NSA Vol V p. 220 "Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire". A H

Millar.

"Topographical Description of Ayrshire", 1820. p. 246.

George Robertson.

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